In May 2019 I spend two weeks in Mongolia supporting the work of Dutch Corrie van der Esch and her Sergelt team that reaches out to homeless alcoholics. An intense period visiting the target group on the streets of capital city Ulaan Baator where the team welcomes their visitors with tremendous respect and provides food, medical assistance, an opportunity to wash their hands, brush their teeth and above all, giving love caring attention.
Next to that I was requested to give several trainings for the Sergelt team about the subject how to establish a Rehabilitation Centre where participants can build a bridge between treatment and full integration in society. A place with a particular focus on re-integration in employment, housing and social life. Finally, I was requested to provide a workshop about the topic of stress-management for everyone that was interested.
In the meantime, my fifth visit to the work of Corrie van der Esch and the Sergelt Team and again a confrontation with those that live as outcast on the margins of society and the warm and committed care provided by a small team of people that dedicated themselves to those valuable people.